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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Diana Wright, Edward Rockstein,
Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri
Stan Nadel, A. Landreau, George Somsel, Ken Stuart, Joos Postma,
Randall Bragg, Wendy Van Duivenvoorde, Patrick Swan, Rochelle Altman,
Trevor Ogden, Rick Heli, Dorothy King, Richard Campbell,
Richard C. Griffiths,Rick Heli,and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses
thiseek (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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A study of Neanderthal diet is stressing their use of medicinal plants:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120720-neanderthals-herbs-humans-medicine-science/
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=neanderthals-may-have-self-medicate-12-07-20
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-neanderthals-knowledge-qualities.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717084813.htm
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/neanderthals-ate-veg-and-used-medicine-research-20120719-22boo.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120718131348.htm
http://news.discovery.com/human/neanderthals-used-medicine-dnews-nuggets-120718.html
http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/18/12816708-scientists-find-medicinal-plants-caught-in-neanderthal-teeth?lite

… while another study was looking at their right arms (with many outlets
spinning this one in a strange way):

http://www.livescience.com/21682-neanderthals-arm-strength.html
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-unique-neandertal-arm-morphology-due.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/19/neanderthal-men-strong-right-arm-scraping_n_1685655.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0719/Why-did-Neanderthals-have-such-humongous-right-arms-video
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/19/why-neanderthals-sported-arms-like-popeye/
http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/neanderthal-man-was-a-domestic-god-1.1344774
http://www.history.com/news/big-neanderthal-arms-caused-by-making-clothes-study-suggests
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/9408700/Neanderthals-macho-image-may-be-wrong.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2175470/Neanderthals-actually-home-bodies-spent-time-doing-chores.html
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/macho-neanderthal-man-a-new-age-man/story-fnddckzi-1226429670057
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/neanderthal-mans-life-of-domesticity-7956993.html

… and another at their various injuries:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/07/neanderthals-werent-stone-age-rodeo-riders/

Folks were also looking at Australopithecus Amarensis’ diet:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120717084813.htm

An interview with Chris Stringer:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/science/chris-stringer-on-the-origins-and-rise-of-modern-humans.html

More on Karabo and the streaming of his ‘recovery’:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/recovery-of-a-fossil-in-s-africa-to-be-streamed-online-allowing-public-to-chime-in/2012/07/12/gJQADRTffW_story.html
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AFRICA
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Not sure if we’ve mentioned this cave in Namibia with evidence of
domestication of animals:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/science/cave-yields-early-record-of-domestic-animals.html

OpEd on trying to recover Benin artifacts from Boston:

http://www.ligali.org/article.php?id=2305

Latest from Timbuktu:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18870130
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting study of the topography at Dashur:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528743.500-pharaohs-playground-revealed-by-missing-fractals.html

Egyptian archaeologists are suggesting some purportedly looted
objects are fakes:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/48007/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egyptologists-refute-video-claims-about-artefacts-.aspx

A mummified rat is going on display:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/47725/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Returned-rare-sarcophagus-of-mummified-rat-to-be-d.aspx


Another week, another mummy gets the CT treatment:

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/BMI-Shirley-Oaks-Hospital-staff-solve-mystery/story-16529224-detail/story.html

Huffington Post was wondering what Zahi Hawass was up to:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/golden-mummies-what-happe_n_1677919.html

Discussing who really deciphered hieroglyphs:

http://blog.oup.com/2012/07/who-deciphered-egyptian-hieroglyph/


Digging Boncuklu Hoyuk:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-16/ancient-village-holds-lifestyle-clues-for-archaeologists/4130628


Plenty of coverage of further confirmation of a Hellenistic harbour find
from Akko/Acre (originally found in 2009);

http://news.discovery.com/history/haifa-ancient-harbor-120717.html
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History+-+Archaeology/Akkos-ancient-harbor-exposed-17-Jul-2012.htm
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56625
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=277867
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ancient-port-discovered-in-acre-1..451805
http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-akko-a-2300-year-old-naval-pier-emerges-from-the-sea/
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/157939

On Turkey’s repatriation efforts:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/turkey-waging-art-war-to-repatriate-artifacts-from-foreign-museums-a-845159.html

Feature on Limantepe Archaeology Park:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/random-discovery-results-with-the-first-archeo-park.aspx?pageID=238&nID=25789&NewsCatID=375


Theft is increasing at sites in Israel, apparently:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_ido.asp?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=1951&module_id=#as

The dig at Azekeh has a blog:

http://azekah.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/first-day-10/


It never ends at Temple Mount:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158062
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/157973
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=277807
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/245066
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/244748

More from Huqoq:

http://asorblog.org/?p=2683&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=report-on-mosaics-discovered-at-huqoq-in-israel
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of further confirmation of a Hellenistic harbour find
from Akko/Acre (originally found in 2009);

http://news.discovery.com/history/haifa-ancient-harbor-120717.html
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History+-+Archaeology/Akkos-ancient-harbor-exposed-17-Jul-2012.htm
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56625
http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=277867
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ancient-port-discovered-in-acre-1..451805
http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-akko-a-2300-year-old-naval-pier-emerges-from-the-sea/
http://www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/157939


Latest from Silchester:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/19/olive-stone-pre-roman-britain

A Roman cemetery from Great Ellingham:

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/roman-cemetery-discovered-in-great-ellingham.htm

More from Bourgas:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2012/07/17/archaeology-golden-medallions-from-roman-era-found-in-village-near-bulgarias-bourgas/


Feature on the Whitehall Roman Villa dig:

http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/features/glass-bones-pots-and-stones-the-story-of-the-whitehall-roman-villa-dig-in-northamptonshire-1-4074620

A purloined Roman sarcophagus was seized in Switzerland:

http://www.thelocal.ch/page/view/2944

The Stoa of Attalos has opened to the public again:

http://ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_18/07/2012_452611

On colds and Roman expansion:

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2012/07/colds-and-conquests-how-a-health-crisis-may-have-spurred-roman-expansion/

National Geographic just found the Palmyra story from a month or
so ago:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120717-palmyra-roman-city-syria-science-farming-world-ancient/

Trying to boost tourism at Knossos:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_13/07/2012_452040

Feature on the Pantheon:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444330904577536883373712916.html?mod=WSJ_LifeStyle_Lifestyle_6

Feature on restoring a Roman boat:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Altro/?id=3.0.3580005755

Nice video from the Classics for All folks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2udC0SZo98&feature=youtu.be

Michael Scott talks about Delphi:

http://youtu.be/tHsGbaxgknU

David Potter on ancient and modern sport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjesQPqM_yo

On the sound of ancient music:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/what-did-ancient-music-sound-like/

Drinking rituals at the Getty:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dailydish/2012/07/getty-villa-offers-lecture-on-greek-drinking-rituals.html

Honours for Gillian Clark:

http://bristol.ac.uk/news/2012/8667.html


On the ancient Olympics:

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/inquirer/20120722_Olympian_myths.html

… and hype for the soon-to-be-heard Olympic Ode:

http://zeenews.india.com/sports/softspot/special-ode-composed-for-london-olympics_745896.html

… and ancient statuary thereat:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/steve_rushin/07/18/statues/index.html


A metal detectorist reminisces:

http://www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/lifetime-helped-uncover-largest-Roman-settlement/story-16552859-detail/story.html


They’ve extended the opening hours at various sites in Greece:

http://www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/57106

That lego Colosseum story still has legs:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2175142/I-new-appreciation-Romans-Professional-Lego-builder-creates-astonishing-model-Romes-Colosseum-using-200-000-bricks.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Iron Age finds from Inverness:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-18840754

Finds from various periods during water main construction in
Somerset:

http://www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/historic_finds_in_new_water_main_dig_1_1450223


Plenty of interest in some Renaissance lingerie/a bra from Austria:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/austrian-archaeologists-announce-discovery-of-medieval-bras-at-castle-a-845397.html
http://www.sfgate.com/living/article/600-year-old-linen-bras-found-in-Austrian-castle-3716403.php
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/18/medieval-bras-discovered-austrian-castle
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/9410358/Austria-finds-15th-century-bras.html
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/600-year-old-linen-bras-found-austrian-castle
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-year-old-linen-bras-austrian-castle.html
http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56620#.UAveCqDJ2So

Finds from various periods discovered during the construction of Olympic
Park are now on display:

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56630#.UAvYz6DJ2So


The Happisburg hand axe has been declared ‘Britain’s top treasure’ by the
BM (tv hype, of course)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9417089/Prehistoric-axe-is-Britains-top-treasure.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9397722/Bettany-Hughes-on-Britains-Secret-Treasures.html

Feature on Britain’s first black community in Elizabethan London:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18903391

A WWI submarine off the Turkish coast:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2160577/Sunken-treasure-First-World-war-submarine-captains-won-Victoria-Cross-discovered-Turkish-coast-94-years-holed.html

Progress of a project in Cyprus restoring Byzantine churches:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/innovative-restoration/innovative-restoration-byzantine-churches/20120721

The Ness of Brodgar Excavations has a dig diary:

http://www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar/

Some Cambridgeshire archaeologists have garnered awards for their work:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-18827844

Review of N Wilson, *The Elizabethans*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/books/review/the-elizabethans-by-a-n-wilson.html?ref=books

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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The BM has returned some items to Afghanistan:

http://inthesetimes.com/ittlist/entry/13552/20_years_later_looted_artifacts_returned_to_afghanistan/
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article3662717.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/9412272/Stolen-artefacts-returned-to-Afghanistan-by-British-Museum.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18901966
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jul/17/german-circumcision-affront-jewish-muslim-identity

A warrior burial from China’s Three Kingdoms period:

http://www.livescience.com/21610-three-kingdoms-tomb-holding-warrior-discovered.html

Again we’re being told the Great Wall was even longer:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-china-wall-20120718,0,6426047.story

Plans for DNA studies to determine the origins of the peoples of SE Asia
and Australia:

http://phys.org/news/2012-07-dna-analysis-ancient-uncover-mysteries.html

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-heritage-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Excavating an 1852 shipwreck from Coos Bay:

http://democratherald.com/news/state-and-regional/shipwreck-excavated-at-coos-bay/article_d78c63cb-dfd9-5001-9fb6-c62e40e0f26a.html

The 1864 wreck of the Syracuse may have been found in
Lake Huron:

http://www.cheboygannews.com/features/x246332676/Shipwreck-found-suspected-to-be-Syracuse

A community dig at John Moore Farm:

http://www.wbng.com/news/local/Digging-Up-the-Past-162928206.html

Using forensic dogs to search for a Native American site in Ocotillo:

http://www.ivpressonline.com/news/ivp-dogs-search-for-ancient-remains-on-wind-farm-project-site-near-ocotillo-20120717,0,2447573.story
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage of a pyramid/temple discovery at
El Zotz (Guatemala):

http://news.brown.edu/pressreleases/2012/07/masks
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120718122833.htm
http://phys.org/news/2012-07-el-zotz-masks-yield-insights.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120720-maya-temple-el-zotz-masks-faces-science-houston/
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-mayan-night-sun-temple-found-guatemala-193359428.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/365504/20120721/maya-civilization-night-sun-mayan-temple-history.htm
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-mayan-night-sun-temple-found-guatemala-193359428.html

A Maya dam from Tikal:

http://phys.org/news/2012-07-archaeologists-uncover-largest-ancient-built.html
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00470.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-07/uoc-urr071612.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120716191443.htm

A cinnabar workshop from Ranas:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-arqueologia/6015-descubren-entierros-milenarios-en-la-sierra-gorda

Learning from a Maya water system:

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/a-mayan-water-system-with-lessons-for-today/

Not sure if we’ve mentioned these 1500 years b.p. burials associated somehow
with the Tepanec people:

http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56554#.UAvfEqDJ2So

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews15jul12.mp3


Plenty of interest, of course, in the possible discovery of the bones
of Mona Lisa (to be followed, presumably by decades of ‘no they aren’t’/
‘yes they are’):

http://news.discovery.com/history/mona-lisa-skeleton-120718.html
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/world/archeologists-uncover-mona-lisa-models-remains/story-fnddckzi-1226428689373

http://blog.sfgate.com/hottopics/2012/07/19/the-search-may-have-ended-for-mona-lisa%E2%80%99s-bones/
http://www.edotmagazine.com/archaeologists-have-discovered-the-skeleton-of-the-mona-lisa

An up-and-coming archaeologist died while on a dig in Turkey:

http://www.bu.edu/today/2012/archaeology-researcher-found-dead-in-turkey/
http://www.telegram.com/article/20120721/NEWS/107219942/1160/SPECIALSECTIONS04&source=rss
http://www.wbur.org/2012/07/20/archaeology-researcher-found-dead-in-turkey
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/07/20/boston-university-student-studying-in-turkey-killed-in-apparent-fall/

They’re thinking of calling off the search for Amelia Earhart’s plane:

http://news.discovery.com/history/earhart-plane-search-hope-fades-120720.html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Pondering rabies:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/science/searing-narrative-of-rabies-and-the-desperation-to-forget-it.html


The genetics of Bounty descendents might shed light on myopia:

http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre86j080-us-myopia-bounty/


A new theory for the Titanic:

http://phys.org/news/2012-07-grappling-titanic-mystery.html

On the origins of pants:

http://blog.chron.com/hoofbeats/2012/07/whence-came-pants/

On the mythology behind Star Wars:

http://wamc.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/dr-carl-rubino-hamilton-college-star-wars-and-mythology


Italy’s most philosophical town?:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/17/corigliano-dotranto-italy-philosophical-town?newsfeed=true


Interesting story of a 19th century Russian grandmother:

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=278163

… and an interesting ‘mystery’ photo album:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/uncovering-the-past-of-a-mystery-christmas-present/

Some recent exam howlers:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9411182/Exam-howlers-reveal-Stalins-sausage-roll-plan.html

Forgeries v copies:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/arts/design/ken-perenyi-art-forger-now-sells-his-work-as-copies.html?ref=arts

On being a curator:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/arts/design/as-the-art-world-grows-so-does-the-curators-field.html?ref=arts

On being a curator under communism:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pushkin-museum-head-on-why-russia-should-keep-looted-german-treasures-a-844109.html

The worst book of history:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/and-the-worst-book-of-history-is/?ref=books

More messing with the classics:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/07/19/arts/ap-us-books-sexing-the-classics.html

Not sure if we mentioned this climate study in our haste last week:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/10/global_warming_undermined_by_study_of_climate_change/

… or this ‘outcast artifact’ piece:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/arts/design/antiquity-market-grapples-with-stricter-guidelines-for-gifts.html

Review of Michael Sapol, *Hidden Treasure*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/science/hidden-treasure-at-the-national-library-of-medicine.html

Review of Rebecca Scott, *Darwin’s Ghosts*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/books/review/darwins-ghosts-by-rebecca-stott.html?ref=books

Review of Sarah McPhee, *Bernini’s Beloved*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/books/review/berninis-beloved-by-sarah-mcphee.html?ref=books

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Italy:

http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/1228927--european-travel-taking-the-kids-to-italy-just-for-fun
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Dispute over a possible Greek coin forgery sale:

http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/07/19/48517.htm
http://usa.greekreporter.com/2012/07/20/ancient-greek-forged-coin-battles-it-out-in-chicago-court/

Nice feature on Switzerland’s efforts to control smuggling:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Closing_in_on_the_archaeological_underworld.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n30.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n31.html

More on that Crusader gold find:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171883/Treasure-Crusaders-stand-Pot-gold-worth-300-000-fortress-buried-doomed-Christian-knights.html
http://www.haaretz.com/news/crusader-gold-cache-found-near-israeli-coastal-city.premium-1.449428
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2171883/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Immortal Gods of Greece:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2012/07/20/immortal-gods-of-greece-exhibition-hosted-by-munich-based-museum/

Fayum portraits:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=8522
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-18888096

Staffordshire Hoard:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-18929922

Hudson River School:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/nyregion/on-hudson-at-the-florence-griswold-museum-in-old-lyme.html

cf:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/nyregion/a-review-of-edward-hopper-early-nautical-scenes.html



Shakespeare:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9407821/British-Museum-to-display-Robben-Island-copy-of-Shakespeares-works.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jul/17/british-museum-shakespeare-exhibition-robben-island


A dish from the Mildenhall treasure is going to Ipswich:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-18921427
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/ipswich_priceless_roman_dish_to_go_on_show_at_town_museum_1_1449871

Feature on some recent Old Master sales:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/14/arts/14iht-melikian14.html

Some negative press (?) for the Titian show:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2174036/Titian-peepshow-brings-unwelcome-audience-National-Gallery.html

A new head at the Rose Art Museum:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/arts/design/brandeis-names-new-head-for-rose-art-museum.html

Record number of visitors to the Met this year:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/metropolitan-museum-of-art-draws-record-number-of-visitors/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Buxton Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/arts/18iht-loomis18.html

Timon of Athens:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/4b4d258c-d0b1-11e1-8957-00144feabdc0.html

Metamorphoses Titian 2012:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/arts/dance/metamorphosis-titian-2012-at-the-royal-ballet.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

.... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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